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Omen Operation

(Isolation #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  174 ratings  ·  96 reviews
After an epidemic spreads through the country, Brooklyn Harper’s high school years come to an abrupt end.

Implanted in a rural camp, Brooklyn and her friends are cut off from their families and the outside world. Each day is filled with combat training to assure their safety against the crazed, belligerent, and deadly— those infected with a mysterious virus.

If the world cou
ebook, 274 pages
Published June 2018 by NineStar Press (first published October 21st 2016)
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Lex Kent
This was only okay for me. I should have done a little more research before I grabbed this book. I didn’t realize it was a re-release. I also didn’t realize that this was book one of three that ended in a cliffhanger. I’m not a big fan of cliffhangers when I don’t know that they are coming. Since I mostly read lesfic I do want to mention this book is not that. I would say most of the characters in this book were bisexual.

The story is about a group of young adults, training to survive a zombie li
Joelle (Throne of books)
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-arc
**Received an e-arc from the author in exchange for an honest review.**

"Control was all she had left, and she was losing it."

One day, while Brooklyn Harper is out with her friends, a sudden ear-splitting scream pierces the air. Curious, Brooklyn hops out of the car to investigate what the noise was. What she finds is what appears to be a woman standing over another woman. She is barely recognizable and is covered in dark clothing and a dark liquid running down her face. Terrified, Brooklyn runs
Brooklyn’s life as she knew it has come to a screeching halt and it all started with an ear-splitting shriek on a long, dark road. She now lives within the confines of a rural survivalist-type camp, where training for battle is the daily norm and she is told the outside world has fallen to a dark and deadly epidemic. The infected have become like crazed man-eating monsters and the world these teens once knew is gone. Have you ever tried to keep secrets from a teen? Have you ever tried to control ...more
Right, wrong, selfishness, sacrifice and love, all part of the chaos of a special group of warriors betrayed by a world they were supposed to protect. They are called the Omens and even the fabric that binds them is fraying as doubt, jealousy, insecurity and well-kept secrets put razor-sharp tears in their very foundation. Who can be trusted? Has someone turned on them? Will they face an enemy once considered one of them?

Even two hearts in love can become enemies when their ideals become polar o
Page one and Taylor Brooke brings us back into Brooklyn’s world of conflict with a feeling of awakening in unfamiliar, yet dangerous surroundings as Brooklyn finds herself a prisoner of Isolation and Juneau Malloy. Discovering the treachery her captors will go to to test the Omen training her imprisoned rebel team has received is both brutal and cruel, but she is determined that she will not be forced to be his puppet. Will Brooklyn be forced to give herself over to the evil of the auction block ...more
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)

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Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for a review, though this hasn't affected my opinion or the content of this review.

Rating: 3.5 stars


Omen Operation doesn't start out well – in fact, it is rushed and confusing at the beginning, dropping the reader in what seems like it should be chapter 3 or 4. There is no time to get to know the characters or the life they're living before they're already off
Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
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* I received an eARC from the author in exchange of an honest review.

What an awesome ending to an incredible series! I'm not sure what I was expecting as an ending to this crazy adventure. All I know is what I got blew everything out of the water. I also loved the LGBT+ representation in this novel. It's not everyday that I pick up a book that represents and delves into that community.

I have mixed feelings towards Brooklyn because of what was revealed in the end. There w
Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
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* An eARC was provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.

This was a very enjoyable read and the next book seems like it'll pack a punch. That's probably my expectations speaking, but with the way it ended I can't help but speculate. I'll only know if that's a good thing or bad thing when I get my hands on the next book in this series.

I adore Brooklyn as a character. She's the right amount of protective mother hen and badass. It seemed she was much more emotio
I received an ARC through through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Read on my blog.

All I knew about this book going in was that it had a bisexual MC, and there’s maybe a female love interest. In reality, the four core characters in this book are all bisexual (two guys and two girls), and they are involved with each other in all kinds of combinations – so, the bisexual female MC has both a female and a male love interest who are both bisexual themselves. (Edit: According to the author,
Joyfully Jay
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: elizabeth
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.75 stars

This is the third and final book in the Isolation series and should not be read as a stand-alone. In the past two books, we’ve been mostly focused on Brooklyn’s story as she went from a cautious, reactionary, and uncertain young woman to a violent, angry, and wrathful killer trained by Isolation to kill anything and anyone. Including and especially clones of herself and those she cared for who were, in a way, victims as much as she was. Brooklyn stopped caring ab
Joyfully Jay
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: elizabeth
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars

ECHO Campaign is the second book in the Isolation series and would, I think, be a confusing read if you haven’t read the first story. Brooklyn and her friends — all of them young adults in their late teens — were at a camp, training to fight, defend, and kill, and told they were some of the only survivors of a disease that had ravaged the planet. They were going to be the future, reclaiming the world from monstrous zombie monsters, helping create new cities so tha
Leigh Kramer
ETA 6/16/20: Due to recent revelations about the author’s harmful and abusive behavior toward BIPOC and LGBTQ+ people, I no longer recommend their books. I am allowing the review to stand for transparency but I am clearing the star rating.

I’m a wimpy reader and I really don’t like gory books or books about zombies but I do love Taylor Brooke’s writing so I finally decided to give her Queer assassin book a try. And I’m so glad I did! It was freaking intense and I for sure did not like the Surroga
Joyfully Jay
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: elizabeth
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars

I really don’t want to give away too much of the plot, which is difficult as there is so much plot in this book and not-so-much relationship. As the first book in a new series, this story is focused more on the world-building and the introduction of the characters, the mysterious agency called Isolation, and the speculation behind Project ECHO. Even working within those limitations, the author managed to turn Brooklyn from an average teen girl into a believably ru
Nov 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review originally posted on my blog:

*I received a free copy in exchange for a honest review*

With the first book, Omen Operation, I was completely surprised and honestly amazed at just how wonderful it was. I read it in no time and continually talked about how this series deserved some serious hype. And now that I have read ECHO Campaign my thoughts are still the same. Honestly I feel like I will be talking about this series non-stop because this new addit
Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
Originally posted at:

My Rating:✮✮✮½ (3 & a half stars)

* I received an eARC from the author in exchange of an honest review.

This book was very entertaining! I have a long history of enjoying human experiments gone wrong in novels and this one was no exception.

Brooklyn was an awesome heroine, who was not afraid to kick butt and tell it to you straight. She didn't beat around the bush when it came to stressful situations and she really shined in combat/battle. I really took a liking to her and
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: publisher-arc
After what was thought to be a virus outbreak around the world Brooklyn Harper finds herself in a rural camp with others her age cut off from their friends and family. Those at the camp are going through combat training to be able to fight against the crazed infected with the virus.

When one of Brooklyn's camp mates finds out that the world outside their camp is not what they thought and the virus seems non-existent they decide to attempt an escape. Finding the world seeming absolutely normal in
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Wow! Legacy Stain just blew me away with all the lies, secrets, betrayal, sacrifices and redemption. Were the lies only secrets to keep everyone you love safe? Were the betrayals only sacrifices to keep the ones you love safe? I think all the characters, Brooklyn, Porter, Gabriel, Dawson, Amber, Julian were all very strong people to be able to do what they did in the end. The love they have for each other was just amazing. Will they redeem their selves in the end?

I loved how the author would ke
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Legacy Strain is the third and final book in the Isolation series, and boy is it intense. There's a sort of slow build sort of vibe, but also a race against time sort of vibe to the story.

Kirin and his group are on the verge of releasing a virus to destroy humanity, and Brooklyn and her group are determined to stop it. With Juneau Malloy in the middle of it all, as well as the government stepping in to try and take down this terrorist organization, as they call it, you can definitely feel the a
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Things heat up and intensify with betrayal, lies, deceit, secrets, sacrifices, hope, denial, confusion, and so much more goes on within this battle for right/wrong, genocide/revolution. There are some many direction. So many paths. This one has what will be needed to make this series stronger. I caution to not start in the middle. Go to the beginning and take it for a full on ride. This YA Post-Apocalyptic Sci-fi reads has a bit of it all that will take you one a journey you will not soon forget ...more
Gabriela Cabezut
Feb 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I started to read this book expecting to find similarities with the other dystopian stories, but it's quite different. It's unique and it builds the reader's anticipation with each chapter. Plus, it's beautifully written.
Definately, a must read if you're into unique-adventure stories. The best part? There's a book 2 coming soon!
Laura Morgan
Mar 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was given this book in return for an honest review, and have to admit, I thoroughly enjoyed it! I found the start interesting and it hooked me, but it was around ⅓ of the way in that the story really took off. I was gripped and had to know more. I'm certainly ready for the next instalment. ...more
E.M. Hamill
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always enjoy reading Taylor Brooke's books, because I know I'm going to be in for one heck of a ride.

Omen Operation is no exception. It reads a lot like video game fiction, but not in a bad way, because it's exciting and violent and gory and laced with Brooke's excellent prose. We meet our protagonists in a mysterious boot-camp environment where they train under the belief that they are the survivors of some kind of zombie apocalypse out in the real world. When they realize that everything the
Nicole Diskin
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-reads, june-2018
I received this book as an ARC thanks to Net Galley and Nine Star Press!
Omen Operation is the story of Brooklyn, Gabriel, Porter, Dawson, and so many other wonderful characters is a post-apocalyptic world, or is it? This story was so amazing! amazing Queer characters, non-stop action, the craziest plot ever and a super interesting love square, that's right I said square, not a merely a love triangle no a love square, unlike anything that I have seen before! This was so much more then I was expe
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Zombie reads are not my thing and it was almost the very reason to turn down reading this book but there was just something pulling me toward it. There was just something more behind the words in the blurb that drew me in further. After the first few chapters I found myself reading further and then a bit further. Even after putting it down. I came back to it over and over again just to see what was happening next for Brooklyn, Dawson, and the Camp, the break-out, the run. There was action, drama ...more
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This has a ton of action, a tiny bit of love (and polyamory!), and a cliffhanger that actually leaves off in what seems to be the logical place. Gimme book two, plz.
Meyan Rose Malabanan
Jul 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have been such a poop... More than a month ago, Taylor reached out to me through my Goodreads account if I would be willing to receive a copy of her book in exchange for an honest review. Of course, as a blogger, I got really excited and said yes. Fast forward to today and I am just typing this review, I honestly feel bad that it took me this long So Taylor, if your are reading this, I am terribly sorry for the delay, but here is the review I promised, and as early in this review as it is, I c ...more
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky to do the review for Omen Operation not too long ago and I was really touched when Taylor asked me to do it once again for ECHO Campaign.

Let me be honest, I think my review for OMEN happened in April, and I have read tons of books since then, so as I started reading I was not 100% in the story. I would usually take the time to re-read the first book and then jump into this one but time is not my friend this week sadly.

So after a slow start as I was getting my brain back together and
Annelise Lestrange
Review originally posted on The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange :)

I received this copy from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Let's go :D

The Review

ECHO Campaign doesn’t beat around the bush. From page one, we are thrown into a swirl of action and dangers along our heroine, Brooklyn. It was a delightful action read, but it dragged on for me in several parts, especially when the romance blossomed. I didn’t quite dived into the series looking for it, so it felt a bit out of
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it

**** 4 Cranky Stars ****

On the night of her winter prom, 19 year old Brooklyn encounters a creature resembling a rabid human who chases her into an empty house, she kills the creature and is found by masked and gloved people who take her to a place of safety known as camp 11.

There are already other young people there and they are told that they are the survivors of an epidemic caused by a rampant mutant virus that was a strain of rabies that was decimating the country. Here they are trained in
Jan 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was excited to be an advance reader for Taylor Brooke's first novel, Omen Operation. The premise was fascinating and I couldn't wait to read it. Genetic experiments, government subterfuge, fight or flight, from start to finish I was hooked.

The story was easy to read, caught my interest quickly, and kept me drawn in as I became invested in the characters and their story. Brooklyn is an intriguing character; her life has already been irrevocably changed, and following her journey as everything s
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